The Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) plant, which is native to Africa, has
long been known for its medicinal properties. With its soft texture,
this white colored butter is a great addition for any cosmetic
application with a softness rating of 4.
Since the healing properties of Aloe were discovered many centuries ago,
Aloe has been used worldwide in a wide variety of cosmetics and
medications. Its original use was for the production of a latex
substance called Aloin which was used in laxatives.
The PH balance (slightly acidic) of Aloe Butter is nearly identical to
that of skin, so it makes a good moisturizer. Upon chemical analysis it
has been shown that Aloe contains minerals, vitamins, amino acids,
enzymes and proteins which all contribute to its beneficial nature.
Aloe Butter helps to keep skin smooth and supple and helps control acne,
burns, cuts and scratches. It is a soft solid butter that melts on
This butter possess all of the same natural properties of Apricot
Kernel Oil and is known for its skin nourishing benefits.
A moisturizing butter high in both Vitamins A and E, Apricot Butter is
great emollient for aging skin. It nourishes and helps to revitalize
and soothe your skin. Absorbing quickly into the skin it provides a
smooth, non-greasy feeling. Off-white to light beige in color this
butter has a softness rating of 5.
created through a unique hydrogenation process, is a butter that is
creamy in texture and has excellent moisturizing properties.
Noted for its spreadability and is easily penetrated into the skin,
Avocado Butter also contains some natural sunscreen properties along
with Vitamins A, B, G and E making it an all around great ingredient for
a wide variety of products. A soft butter this is a great ingredient
for creams and balms.
Solid fat expressed from the seed of the cocoa plant, Theobroma cocao,
native to Mexico and Theobroma leiocarpum, native to Brazil.
Moisturizing emollient not easily absorbed by the skin and provides a
protective layer that melts at body temperature. Good quality cocoa
butter has the distinctive odor of cocoa. Hard bar soap with stable
Hemp Seed Butter
(Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil)
Hemp Seed Butter is produced from the oil of expeller pressed seeds of
the Hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). Hemp Seed Oil is valued for use in
cosmetics and toiletries due to its high content of Essential Fatty
Acids. The Hemp Seed Butter is produced using the fatty fractions and
unsaponifiables (natural waxes/paraffins) which are collected during the
refining process which are then blended with hydrogenated vegetable
(hemp seed) oil to produce a butter-like material suitable for use in
cosmetics and toiletries. Hemp Seed Butter exhibits a relatively dry
feel, yet provides excellent lubricity without being greasy.
Illipe butter is the fat obtained from the nuts of Shorea stenoptera, a
wild crop in the jungle of South East Asia. It is pale yellow solid
fat after extraction, which turns quickly into green color. It has
recently been introduced as a cosmetic raw material and is used in
various skin-care preparations such as nourishing night creams, sun
products, hair masks, and lip balms. It is the exotic butter that comes
closest to matching cocoa butter in triglyceride composition. Illipe
butter is recommended to heal sores and mouth ulcers. It reinforces the
skin lipidic barrier and helps maintain skin moisturization.
Kokum butter is obtained from the fruit kernel of Garcinia indica,
which grows in the savanna areas in parts of the Indian subcontinent.
It has very high content of stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides. It is
the most stable and hardest exotic butter with a melting point of 38-40
C. It has good white color even without refining. Kokum butter has
been used as an astringent, local application to ulceration and fissures
of lips, hands, and sole. Suitable for applications in skin and hair
products, acne products, and skin tonics.
Macadamia Seed Butter:
- Ultra Refined™
(Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil / Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil)
Macadamia Seed Butter is obtained by cold pressing of the nuts (seeds)
of the Macadamia ternifolia tree followed by a full refining process to
render an oil which is light in color and mild in odor. During the
pressing, the natural oil contains essential fatty acids, but also
contains unsaponifiables as natural waxes/paraffins, which are collected
during the refining and deodorization process and are blended with
hydrogenated macadamia seed oil to render a “butter-like” consistency
suitable for personal care products. Macadamia Seed Butter offers an
exceptionally good emolliency and lubricity, while at the same time
exhibiting good dermal penetration.
The Mango is an evergreen tree of the Anacardiaceae (sumac family),
native to tropical E Asia and now grown in both hemispheres. The chief
species, Mangifera indica, is believed to have been cultivated for
about 6,000 years.
Mango Butter is a solid oil which is great as a main ingredient in
creams. Another use is to just toss a small chunk into your bath for a
bath oil. Mango Butter is known as one of the richest oils on the
planet. Mangifera Indica
Sometimes known as mahua butter, it is derived from the seeds of two
species of the Madhuca (or Butter) tree, which is a native of central
India. It is light in color with a buttery consistency. This product can
be used in soaps and candles with a softness rating of 2.
Mowrah Butter is a yellowish-white butter with a mild odor most often
used in cosmetics and toiletries. It is known to reduce the degeneration
of skin cells, prevent wrinkles and restore skin flexibility. Although a
solid at room temperature, Mowrah Butter melts when it comes into
contact with skin.
Cold pressed from selected fruits, this butter has excellent emollient
and antioxidant properties making it a natural moisturizer.
For those people who have found they have a sensitivity to shea butter,
olive butter is a good substitute as this butter exhibits many of the
same characteristics. Containing natural essential fatty acids and
unsaponifiables this butter is an essential ingredient for anti-aging
Due to its spreadability properties, this butter makes a wonderful
massage butter. This butter is off white in color and has a softness
rating of 5.
Sal butter is obtained from the kernels of the Sal tree, Shorea robusta,
a tree growing wild in the jungle of forests of North, East, and
Central India. Sal is used locally for cooking and soap production. It
is comparable to cocoa butter in physical properties and is used in
some similar applications. Like mango butter, it combines good
emolliency properties with superior oxidative stability. It is solid at
room temperature with a melting point of 34º-38ºC. Used in skin and
hair products, stick products, hair pomades, and dry-skin lotions.
Yellowish cream colored natural fat expressed from the fruit pits of
the karite tree, Butyrosperum parkii. Also known as African karite
butter. Softening, nourishing and rich in vitamins. Very mild, rich
textured emollient also being used for wrinkle reduction. Research is
also being conducted in England to look at its anti-inflammatory
potential for rheumatism and nasal congestion. It is rumored that this
ingredient could move from an emollient to an "active ingredient" status
in the future. Becoming more popular, look for more products that will
be containing this ingredient. Can be melted with small amounts of
natural oils to create "butters" of various consistencies which are
suitable as both hair and body butters. Provides a stable conditioning
lather and hardness to bar soaps.
Soy butter is known for its ability to replenish the skin's lipid
barrier which is important for the skin's hydration and protection.
Soybeans have long been cultivated for their protein, oil and lecithin
content all of which make an effective moisturizing agent. Lecithin is
also know as an emulsifier containing natural antioxidant properties
which is beneficial for all skin types!
With its spreadability and moisturizing benefits soy butter is a great
ingredient for your creams and lotions and also makes an excellent base
for other products. Use it in your hair care products for added
conditioning and shine.
Sweet Almond Butter:
Retaining all of the great properties of the Sweet Almond Oil of which
it is derived including essential fatty acids, this butter is an
excellent moisturizer with exceptional spreadability.Sweet Almond
Butter, with its moisturizing properties, makes a great addition to lip
balms, massage butters and creams, lotions, body bars and soap. This
hard to find butter is derived from wheat germ oil using the
unsaponifiable fraction and hydrogenated oil and is loaded with Vitamin E
necessary for healthy skin.
Wheat Germ Butter:
Wheat Germ butter contains the same Vitamin E content as Wheat Germ Oil
which is an antioxidant with more Vitamin E than any other natural oil
making it more resistant to light and heat than other vegetable oils.
Wheat Germ butter also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B
(B1, B2, B3 and B6), Vitamin F and lecithin.
Since the wheat germ itself has an oil content of 10%, this butter is
has a very light feel on the skin, penetraing quickly. It is
yellow-white in color and is very soft with a rating of 3. Use this
butter in your products to add moisture and relieve dry skin.